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Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price Averill’s Retreat In December 1863, General Averill’s army suddenly appeared on the crest of the river ridge opposite Hillsboro, and covered the face of the country...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Letter to the Editor March 24, 1927 Mr. Calvin W. Price, Editor; It was with much interest “The History of Dunmore Community,” by Miss Ella Pritchard was read. As I grow riper in years, my heart inclines more...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Thursday, July 12, 1928 STATE PARK DEDICATED BIG CROWD CELEBRATES THE FOURTH ON DROOP Last Wednesday, July 4, the Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park was dedicated in due form. Governor Howard M. Gore received it for the...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What is the area of Pocahontas County? A. 942 square miles Q. How does our county compare in size with other counties in West Virginia? A. Third. Randolph is the largest county; Greenbrier is second largest. Historical...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price It may not be inappropriate at this time to embody some facts concerning the development of the county in the last decade of the 19th...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Thursday, April 8, 1909 BIG SLIDE The entire top of the mountain at New River Falls, two miles east of Sandstone, in Summers county, broke away Sunday afternoon and thundered down the slopes, much of the...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What is the common name for Rt. 150? A. Scenic Highway Q. When was the courthouse in Marlinton built? A. 1894 Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price Natural Features and Social Customs Persons knowing but...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

An Old Mystery The Pocahontas Times October 5, 1899 One of the most extraordinary scenes ever witnessed in a courtroom took place at this court. Last spring, Enos R. Sharp testified that Scott Kelley or Scott Bowers...

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